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UC Merced and Army Corps to Host Public Meeting on December 2

November 26, 2008

Merced, CA - The University of California, Merced, in
conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will host a
joint Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement
public hearing on December 2, 2008, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the
California Room, 5200 North Lake Road in Merced. The general public
is invited to attend.

The Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact
Statement (EIR/EIS) examines the environmental effects of the
development of the campus and university community and notes the
reduced impacts the revised footprint will have on seasonal
wetlands found within the 815-acre campus and the proposed
university community. It specifies that roughly 85 acres of
wetlands may be affected by the combined development, compared with
approximately 121 acres in the previous plan.

Public comment on the Draft EIR/EIS is an integral part of the
permitting process. The comment period began November 7, 2008 and
will run through January 5, 2009.

Members of the public who attend the meeting may present their
views by recording their comments with a court reporter or by
submitting their comments in writing. Those who cannot attend the
meeting in person can also address comments to:

UCMerced@usace.army.mil
and/or

bsamuelson@ucmerced.edu
on or before January 5, 2009.

UC Merced’s application is available at

http://www.spk.usace.army.mil/organizations/cespk-co/regulatory/PNs/
,
the USACE Web site.

Driving directions to the UC Merced campus can be found at
 http://www.ucmerced.edu/maps/

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Patti Waid Istas